The Fixer (Ian Tracey), having kidnapped Hynek, allows him to call home (under supervision) to reassure his wife that he’s all right. Hynek tells Mimi to kiss Joel goodnight for him, and that tips her that something’s wrong, since Joel hates being kissed goodnight. Mimi calls Quinn and tells him that Hynek’s in trouble. Quinn goes to Daniel Banks (Jerod Haynes) and explains the situation, suggesting that Rebecca (the clairvoyant from the last episode) might be able to help. Rebecca (Hayley McLaughlin) scribbles a lot and makes a multi-layered picture of the artifact that Hynek stole for The Fixer in Episode 1.6. When Rebecca draws the alien artifact in layers, does that indicate that the device is naturally divided that way? It might give a hint to how the thing functions. Continue reading →
Susie (Ksenia Solo), who has been directed to arrange Quinn’s kidnapping, attempts to sedate him with an injection. (Putting knockout drops in his coffee might have been easier.) Her efforts fail when Quinn is called away to Hopkinsville, some 600 kilometers southwest of Columbus. Unhappy with the failed abduction, Daria (Sofia Milos) and two of her thugs take Susie (aka Mishka) into the Ohio countryside and show her a shallow grave that has been prepared for her. Daria then assures Susie that she will recruit her daughter in the same way that she recruited her, something Susie clearly doesn’t want. Then she tells the goon with the shovel to “finish it”. He whacks Mishka over the head with a shovel, knocking her out.
Daria (Sofia Milos) and her goons take Mishka into the woods
First, if you are going to kill somebody without an audience around, why take the trouble to threaten them? Perhaps Daria is a sadist, or perhaps she is running a game on Mishka, hoping to make her more useful in the future. Second, who executes somebody by hitting them over the head with a shovel? A gun would have been much more certain and effective. And the guy tasked with the job of covering her with dirt stops in mid-burial and goes off to sit in the car. This is further evidence that Daria does not really want Mishka dead. Continue reading →
At the start of the episode, Hynek (Aidan Gillen) and Mimi (Laura Mennell) are in their car watching IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE. Hynek is visibly irked by the film’s scientific inaccuracies, while Mimi is trying to figure out which actual UFO sighting the film is attempting to dramatize. At the end of the episode, Susie aka Mishka (Ksenia Solo) is in her car watching SHANE. She sees three young people in the car next to hers seemingly mesmerized by the gunplay on screen and shakes her head. Mishka’s new handler Daria (Sofia Milos) arrives and more or less accuses Mishka of going native. “You’d think Americans would be tired of Westerns by now,” she says. “Same thing every movie. First sign of trouble, someone starts shooting. Was that where you got the idea to killing Cal?” The two Soviet spies and J. Allen Hynek have, apparently, at least one thing in common — a disdain for American pop culture. Continue reading →